This message is dated Monday 29th June 2020 - Maidenhead
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This message is dated Monday 29th June 2020 for Maidenhead.
FIRST: ANOTHER ACTION FRAUD CRIME REPORTED TO US:
The victim was on the phone to a company for several hours one morning. Their son then heard them hand over their full bank details as well as their driving licence number. The son ended the call and phoned the bank. £2,000 had already been withdrawn. The bank were informed it was a scam and replaced the money, cancelled the card and protected the account. It was also revealed that the victim had also received a call - supposedly from ‘SKY’, informing them that their router was malfunctioning and they needed a new one. If they could have please the address for the new router and bank details for a deposit of £3,000 compensation !
This will not be happening as the account is now protected. If you have a friend / relative who may be vulnerable to these types of scams - the answer is a call blocker phone. These are readily available and inexpensive. The phone blocks all calls, but those placed in the database - family, friends, doctors, hospitals, opticians etc.. If anyone else calls, they receive a message that all calls to that number are monitored. Please give your name. The phone then flashes, to show an unrecorded number is ringing. When you pick up the receiver you hear that x is calling, will you accept the call. You press one number to restrict the call and it will never get through again, or to accept the call. Everyone that I know who has one swears by it saying scam calls have stopped 100%.
NEXT: FROM TRADING STANDARDS:
Trading standards regionally, has seen an increase in doorstep crime. Consumers are encouraged not to deal with people who cold call at the door and offer to do work, no matter how cheap the deal appears, or how persuasive the seller.
Areas often targeted are, cleaning of gutters and roofing work, tree work, gardening and driveway work.
We are also aware of traders operating, who cold call on the phone offering a free survey for green energy products, such as spray loft insulation, solar panels and solar panel maintenance. The trader then comes out the next day and consumers are signed up there and then, for expensive work. Often the work is started immediately. We would advise people, not to engage with anybody who cold calls you on the phone (even if they suggest they are calling on behalf of a company who you may historically had dealings with).
Please consider carefully, any green energy products as while they can make savings in the long run, they may also not provide you with the return suggested. They can also have knock on consequences, as some mortgage providers may not loan on properties, with spray foam loft insulation etc. So if you are considering any of these sorts of products – think carefully about the purchase, get independent advice and shop around. Preferably using a trader who is on an approved trader scheme such as ‘Buy with confidence’, ‘Traders4U’ or ‘TrustMark’.
Please also be a good neighbour and look out for your elderly vulnerable neighbours and report any suspicious work. To report any concerns or get more advice please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 08082231133.
Trading Standards Officer
Trading Standards Service
St Ives Road,
I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
I have added a new email address below. The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team. The second is to our investigation team. Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
28/6 Sunday 4 p.m. / 10 p.m. Juniper Drive. Roadworks site. Agricultural tools stolen. Ref. No: 43200194945
26/6 - 27/6 Friday 5.10 p.m. / Saturday 5 p.m. Elmwood. The owner has found what appears to be a code number marked on the house Ref. No: 43200193201. Has anyone else noticed anything similar ??
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
25/6 - 27/6 Thursday midnight / Saturday 12.10 p.m. Winter Hill Road. 6’3;; wrought iron gate ripped off and thrown into the garden. Ref. No: 43200192970
28/6 Sunday 9.15 a.m. Allotments, The Shaw, Cookham. Allotments vandalised. Ref. No: 43200193730
28/6 - 29/6 Sunday 4 p.m. / Monday 8.30 a.m. Whiteladyes Lane, Cookham. Car wing mirror vandalised. Ref. No: 43200194976
27/6 Saturday midnight. Waltham Road, White Waltham. CCTV recorded a man walking into Courtfield Drive trying car door handles. The victim’s car had been left unlocked and was entered and searched. An old debit card was stolen. Ref. No: 43200193624
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
SR.email@example.com BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
27/6 - 28/6 Saturday 10 p.m. / Sunday 9 a.m. Westborough Road. Car driver’s window smashed - car entered & searched. Not yet known if anything stolen. Ref. No: 43200193747
28/6 Sunday 8.40 p.m. Filed beside Ockwells Park. While out on patrol a PCSO found 6 dead sheep. The farmer has been contacted. Ref. No: 43200194343
28/6 Sunday 2.30 a.m. / 5 a.m. Stamford Road. Car rear passenger window smashed - loose change stolen. Ref. No: 43200193723
27/6 - 28/6 Saturday 9 p.m., / Sunday 10.30 a.m. Boyn Valley Road. Attempted car break in - rubber seal damaged - no entry gained and nothing stolen. Ref. No: 43200193786
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.
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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH June 2020
The Maidenhead Police Area NHW Association continues to flourish and is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the town and its surrounding areas. Many new schemes have been established over the past year and, thanks to a number of new active Coordinators and despite lockdown, Neighbourhood Watch in Maidenhead has continued to be active during these past months and a number of new schemes haver been started and others expanded. Areas which may not have been fully covered in the past but now are, or are much improved, include:- Calders Close, Grosvenor Drive, Ray Park Avenue, Somerford Close, Brampton Ct, In the Ray, Leighton Gardens, Camperdown, Addison Ct, Ray Mill Road East, The Pagoda, Grant Lane, Clappers Meadow, Boulters Ct, Boulters Lane, Boulters Gardens, Lower Cookham Road (A4094) (Between boulters lock and boulters carpark), Boulters Island, Horton Close, Waltham St Lawrence Parish, The Paddock, St Margaret’s Road and others.
Residents within these scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
If you have any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Maidenhead Multi-Scheme Administrator, John Diack at firstname.lastname@example.org.